Unfortunately when a tooth is badly damaged there is often no choice but to have the tooth extracted. A general extraction is done using local anaesthetic. An x-ray needs to be taken before removing the tooth so the Dentist can assess the roots and damage to the tooth. Patients often find extractions a relatively quick and simple procedure.
Don’t despair if you do find yourself needing an extraction of the tooth is the only option as the dentist will be happy to go through the options of replacing the missing tooth
- Broken tooth (beyond repair)
- Severe periodontal disease (gum disease)
- Severe dental decay reaching nerve
- Traumatic injuries
- Orthodontic reasons (Crowding)
- Wisdom teeth problems